all quiet on the western front….

Hey folks,

I know its been a while, but things are a bit quiet here in sunny Sao Paulo at the moment. Winter has set in – sometmes it barely gets to 20 degrees during the day – but we are just surviving.

Our initial six months in SP is almost up, but we are having so much fun in Brasil we have decided to extend for another year or two (but really anymore than a year is virtually forever right)!!

So we are going through the process of getting properly set up, finding a bigger apartment (with room for visitors), shipping all of our stuff over from england, buying a car, getting our portuguese up to scratch and getting Greg a real job.

Unfortunately all of this stuff (as well as Greg trying to get his book finished) means that theres not many adventures going on at the moment, so please bear with us..

The good news is that as we are staying longer, you now have another great reason to come and visit us in sunny Sao Paulo!!!

Also from November Qantas are going to start offering direct flights from Sydney to Buenos Aires – which is only three hours from Sao Paulo, aparently they offer cheap flights initially to get deman up – so start booking folks!

So watch this space, we will put up some information on our house hunting adventures as there is lots of people searching for information on setting up house in Sao Paulo. In the meantime i would suggest looking on http://www.gringoes.com/forum/default.asp where there is lots of good information on living in Brasil and Sao Paulo.

Hope all is well with you all!

Have fun

greg and cath

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One Response to all quiet on the western front….

  1. gabriel says:

    Hey Greg and Cath, I was born and raised in SP and it’s amazing to read your adventures in my land! It makes me learn more about myself, as a Brazilian and as a Paulistano (são paulo city born person).
    It was funny when you said about our “polite conversation”, I never thought it would be like a taboo asking if someone has kids or not. and that made me think about how those conversations are part of the way we are and our behavior. We are truly informal, but that can get annoying sometimes, like this: you chat with someone like a friend, but you’re not really a friend, so thats a bit false sometimes.
    I would like to travel abroad some time, and learn the culture and aspects of daily life like you both sucefully done. You know a lot of things about us and you really see positve things. It’s good seeing Brazil got some potential of growing and being better, this country is very rich, its people is so nice and creative, i hope some day all wealthy we have become more equally distributed.
    I wish you a good trip for you and hope you get back soon! =)

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